Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

At the urging of a couple of blogger friends, I'm back.  But I need to find a focus about which to blog.  I just reread my last year of posts, and even I am bored.   

To fill in the missing time, I've been in Atlanta for three months, renting a little unfurnished apartment near my son's family, which I had fun furnishing with a few Craig's List items and Goodwill finds.  To think I made three trips, a week each, to the North Carolina furniture malls to furnish my newly-built house back in the '90's only to give half of that stuff away when I downsized twelve years later...not the best financial move when I discover that you can find some really nice stuff on Craig's List...especially dining room furniture, some of the most costly to buy.  I happily discovered I didn't need that much and lived simply with a bed I'd bought for my son's guest room, two little nightstands I found on Craig's List, a borrowed TV, and three chairs, two chests in the living room, a few lamps, and silk plants and picture frames from Goodwill (.99 - 4.99 each.)  Didn't even need a table and chairs for those months!

(Click photos to enlarge) 

So I'm back to blogging (maybe.)

If I can find a focus.

I don't really want to do the random thoughts thing anymore.  I'd love to do an "all travel blog."  I blogged a bit about the Panhandle when I stayed the winter there last year, and about my son's area in northeast Atlanta, and about my city condo and suburban place.  But I don't really "travel" anymore.  Did a lot of that in my 30's and 40's, and now prefer to "relocate" during the winter months.

Also blogged a lot about my biking passion.  But haven't been able to bike the last couple of months here in Atlanta, as it has been way too cold.

Tomorrow I go to Florida. 

Maybe I'll think of a longterm topic there.

(If you are still reading me, I wonder why....just a glutton for punishment?  But thanks, glad you're here!)


Barbara said...

Hi Barb, glad to see you're blogging, at least a little, again. It's easy to get bogged down in blogging and I agree, a focus makes it easier. I enjoy reading your posts on places you've visited and on life in Chicago. Maybe urban life in Chicago could be a focus while you're there? You personal views on where to eat and what to do? Your Craig's list furnishings look great - you must have an eye for sure.

Barbara said...

Yes, maybe that's a good idea, Barb. We think our "daily life" is boring to most others, but then if they are looking for "insider info" on where we live, it could be very helpful! Think I may do some of that while I'm down here in Destin, FL, too! Thanks!

NellJean said...

Just blog. Everyday life is good fodder for a blog. Destin is full of characters and interesting spots.

I discovered your blog just today. You wouldn't snatch it away now, would you?

Barbara said...

Your comments are very encouraging...didn't think anyone was really did you find me?

(And I'll get right back on it!) :)